Friday, July 26, 2013

Confederate Navy.

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. My plan was every other day. 
Armies In Plastic may be coming out with 54mm Civil War Navy plastic figures in the future. (Don't tell anyone.)  Until then I wanted to add to my "cast" some Confederate Navy figures and the inexpensive painted metal figures by AMERICANA fit the bill. I repainted them in a toy style to match my Confederate Marines. I have to get more of the seamen to make a gun or boat crew. The AMERICANA figures series are in general pretty awful, but the Civil War navy figures aren't bad. I had to contact a few museum shops south of Gettysburg to find them.












These figures might be good for Captain Nemo's crew or some "steampunk" airship sailors. The original Confederate sailor comes painted in a white uniform and "works" as US or French. They didn't were belt loops and the pants in 1860 so file them off.



They cost around five USD.








     

10 comments:

  1. Bravo Zulu Scott. Great Figures. I'm liking the cut of their Jib! I'll definitely chasing up these.
    Cheers
    Col

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  2. Clever imaginative small cliff terrain piece. You pulled this off A+++.

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  3. Is that each? I still like them though!

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    1. $5 each is good to me to get some basic 1860s sailors that I don't mind repainting. Repainting doesn't destroy any collector resale value.

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  4. Nice addition to a much-overlooked phase of the ACW. The guy with the telescope reminds me of Dagwood's neighbor, Herb.

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  5. These are a rather splendid departure, perhaps we might see some of those awesome ironclad warships of the era too?

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    1. In 54mm no. I don't have room on my table. The subject is a fun one.

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  6. Nice figures - I've never seen this set.

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    1. The AMERICANA series is usually for sale in Museum gift shops in the US. The series contain US rev War and Civil War.

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